UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DERMATOPATHOLOGISTS
Whitney A. High, M.D., J.D., MEng
Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pathology, Laboratory Director
Whitney A. High, MD, JD, MEng, a native of Colorado, is the director of the
laboratory and is board-certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology.
He also has certification in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. After practicing
as a chemical engineer in industry, Dr. High returned to medical school to
receive his medical degree from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in 2000.
Dr. High completed his dermatology residency training at University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center in 2004, serving as Chief Resident,
and his dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Colorado in
Denver in 2005. He has also studied tropical medicine in Central and
Dr. High is appointed to the Departments of Dermatology & Pathology at the
University of Colorado, and the Department of Chemistry at the Colorado
School of Mines. He is also the Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs in the Department of
Dermatology. Dr. High also holds a law degree from the University of Denver.
Dr. High has authored 4 textbooks, 25 chapters and more than 80 medical papers.
He currently serves as one of the youngest editors of the Journal of the
American Academy of Dermatology, and he is an editor/editorial board member of
other medical journals. Dr. High’s current research interests include:
- Pigmented lesions and various forms of skin cancer
- Complex medical dermatology
- Infectious disease/sexually transmitted disease
- Pharmacological and toxicological dermatology/dermatopathology
- Advanced biochemical testing applied to dermatology/dermatopathology
Lori Prok, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pathology, Vice Laboratory Director
Lori D. Prok, M.D. is the vice director of the laboratory and
is board certified in Pediatrics, Dermatology and Dermatopathology.
She received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University
of Colorado, and completed her pediatric and dermatology residencies at the
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Prok received her
dermatopathology fellowship training under the direction of Dr. James
Fitzpatrick and Dr. Loren Golitz.
Dr. Prok has a unique interest in pediatric dermatopathology,
and is the pediatric dermatopathologist for Children’s Hospital Colorado.
She has served as an Executive Board Member for the Colorado Dermatologic
Society, and has received various teaching awards including the University
of Colorado School of Medicine Outstanding Clinical Instructor and the
Golden Apple Teaching Award.
Current research interests include:
- Congenital nevi
- Spitz nevi
- Mastocytosis and mast cell disorders
Robert Greer, D.D.S., Sc.D.
Professor of Pathology, Dermatology and Medicine
Robert Greer, D.D.S., Sc.D. is a board-certified Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologist
and Director of Western States Regional Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Laboratory.
He received his dental degree from Howard University in 1969, completed Pathology and
Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology residencies at Boston University and received a Doctorate
of Science degree in Pathology from Boston University in 1974.
In addition to being a member of the Department of Dermatology at the University of
Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center, Dr. Greer chairs the Division of Oral &
Maxillofacial Pathology at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Greer is the author of 150 scientific articles, three pathology textbooks and
numerous chapters in pathology texts. Current research interests include investigation into:
- The role of HPV in oral mucosal neoplasia
- Molecular diagnostic techniques for oral cancer
- The molecular mechanisms involved in fibro-osseous diseases of the jaws
- Surrogate HPV associated cancer markers in oral smokeless tobacco keratoses
J. Clark Huff, M.D.
J. Clark Huff, M.D. is board-certified in Dermatology and Dermatoimmunology.
He is a graduate of Texas Technological College and University of Texas
Southwestern Medical School. He completed his dermatology residency at the
University of Colorado School of Medicine. In addition to reading
immunofluorescence specimens, he also serves as the Dermatology Practice
Director for the Department of Dermatology.
Dr. Huff has authored 43 journal articles, 7 chapters and 23 abstracts.
Current research interests include:
- Autoimmune bullous diseases
- Erythema multiforme
- Herpes simplex viral infections